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Saturday 27 December 2014

Lindsay Lohan 'not to blame for rehab issue'

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Lindsay Lohan
Lindsay Lohan out and about, New York, America - 23 Apr 2013
Lindsay Lohan arrives at the Schoenfeld Theatre to see the Play 'Orphans'
Lindsay Lohan

Lindsay Lohan's father Michael Lohan has spoken out about the possibility of her missing the start of rehab saying "it's not her fault" it could happen.

The 26-year-old is reportedly in danger of failing to meet the deadline to check into a court-approved rehab program today. She was ordered to 90 days treatment in connection to a car crash she was involved in last year.

This follows Lindsay boarding a flight from New York to Los Angeles the day before her scheduled arrival at the Seafield Center in New York City.

However, Lindsay's father Michael Lohan claims his troubled daughter had no idea the move could cause problems.

He claims Lindsay boarded the flight as she was under the impression her rehab would be conducted at Morningside Recovery in Newport Beach, California.

"It's not her fault," Michael told CNN. "This poor kid was a mess before she left. Lindsay had no idea that Morningside wasn't approved."

Lindsay reportedly got upset Seafield wouldn’t allow her to smoke.

The actress could be in more legal trouble now, as prosecutors are not believed to have signed off on Morningside before she went ahead and boarded the plane.

If neither the Los Angeles City Attorney nor the Santa Monica City Attorney were notified for approval Lindsay would be in violation of her plea deal.

Lindsay could face up to 90 days in jail if she’s found guilty of violating the agreement.

Meanwhile Michael opposes both these rehab facilities as suitable for his daughter. He has been urging Lindsay to go the Lukens Institute in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida which bills itself as a "luxury rehab center".

"The Lukens Institute is where she wanted to go all along," he continued to CNN. "A place she will get the right treatment and finally get better."

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